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Dyson DC40 Origin Upright Vacuum Cleaner
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- 5 year parts & labor warranty when purchased from an authorized reseller
- Radial Root Cyclone technology captures more dirt than any other cyclone. Remodeled airflows help remove more dirt, dust and allergens from the home.
- Self-adjusting cleaner head maintains contract across all floor types. No awkward dials or bending down to adjust.
- Ball technology- core components are inside the ball, creating a lower center of gravity. Easlier to steer into difficult places.
- Durable- made from ABS and polycarbonate- the same materials used to make crash helmets and riot shields. Each component is relentlessly tested again and again.
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DC40 Origin is a Dyson Ball upright vacuum cleaner for every floor type. The machine’s cleaner head has an active base place, which self-adjusts automatically for optimal contact with all floor types. On hard floors the base plate lowers to create an efficient seal, and the brush bar lifts clear off the floor to protect delicate surfaces. On carpet, the base plate rises and the brush bar lowers for optimum bristle penetration- removing ground-in dirt and pet hair from different depths of carpet pile. And because the cleaner head adjusts automatically, there are no awkward dials and you don’t need to bend down to make adjustments.
Dyson cyclones capture more dirt than any other cyclone. DC40 Origin has Radial Root Cyclone technology with remodeled airflows to maximize suction power. DC40 Multi floor also has patented Ball technology. It turns on the spot, which allows you to maneuver more easily around obstacles and into awkward spaces. And because the motor and other key components are located inside the ball, the machine has a lower center of gravity- making it even easier to steer.
Patented Dyson TechnologyDyson engineers are constantly testing and inventing, trying to find new ways to make their technology better. As they work, they file patent applications to protect their inventions from copycat manufacturers. That’s why the only place you’ll find Dyson technology is inside a Dyson machine.
Radial Root Cyclone technology: Ordinary vacuum cleaners rely on bags to trap dust and dirt. As you use them, the tiny holes in the bag clog up with particles of dust. This restricts the flow of air, so the vacuum cleaner loses suction. Dyson vacuum cleaners don’t rely on bags to trap dust and dirt. They use cyclone technology, which spins the air at incredibly high speeds. The cyclones inside a Dyson vacuum cleaner generate centrifugal forces many thousands of times the force of gravity. Dust, dirt and pet hair are flung out of the airflow and straight into the bin. No bag. No loss of suction. Dyson has been continually refining cyclone technology since inventing it more than 20 years ago. DC40 Origin has Radial Root Cyclone technology. Reconfigured air channels and improved flow efficiency reduce turbulence and preserve air pressure, so that the inner cyclones can extract more microscopic particles. These refinements help remove more dirt, dust, allergens and pet hair for the airflow.
Ball technology to help you steer with ease: Dyson Ball upright vacuum cleaners use patented Ball technology to overcome the steering limitations of fixed wheels. They ride on a ball, which turns on the spot so you can steer with ease, changing direction with just a turn of the wrist. The ball itself is made of glass-reinforced polypropylene- the same material used in the manufacture of car dashboards. It combines high impact strength with the resistance to distortion. The ball also holds the heaviest component, (the motor), positioned towards the base for a lower center of gravity and greater stability.
FeaturesSelf-adjusting cleaner head: Many upright vacuum cleaners use fixed settings and their cleaner heads don’t self-adjust to different floor types. And the bigger the gap between the cleaner head and floor, the more suction power is wasted. DC40 Origin has an active base plate. It creates the optimal cleaner head contact for every floor type, reducing air leaks and retaining suction power on all floor types- wood, carpet, vinyl and tile.
Instant release wand: DC40 Origin has an instant release, long reach wand for cleaning stairs and awkward areas- it stretches up to 5 times in length. There are no separate parts to assemble.
Extra tools: DC40 Origin comes with a Combination tool and a Stair tool. The Combination tool has a debris nozzle that converts to a brush tool for dusting. The Stair tool removes dirt and dust from corners and against vertical edges of stairs.
Captures allergens, expels cleaner air: The Dyson DC40 Origin has HEPA filtration and a lifetime washable filter. Dyson cyclones capture microscopic particles down to 0.5 microns in size, including pollen, mold and bacteria.
Hygienic bin emptying with push button release: The bin on a Dyson vacuum cleaner is transparent so you can see when it needs emptying- and just how much dust, dirt and pet hair your new Dyson machine has picked up.
No extra costs: Other vacuum cleaners are still designed to need replacement bags and filters- and the cost soon adds up. Dyson vacuums don’t have bags and have lifetime washable filters, so there are no extra costs to worry about.
5 year parts and labor warranty: Your Dyson vacuum cleaner is likely to take a few knocks and bashes during everyday use- but that’s nothing compared to what Dyson puts its machines through during testing and development. All Dyson vacuum cleaners undergo a lengthy and rigorous testing program. That’s why DC40 Origin comes with a 5 year warranty- parts and labor guaranteed by Dyson.
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|What's In The Box?|
|DC40 Origin vacuum cleaner|
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DC41 Animal Complete
Full Size or Compact
Radial Root Cyclone technology
Radial Root Cyclone technology
Radial Root Cyclone technology
2-tier Radial Cyclone technology
Cleaner Head Technology
Engineered for Pet Hair Pick-Up
Suitable Floor Types
|15.3 ft||15.4 ft||15.4 ft||8.5 ft|
|24.7 ft||35 ft||35 ft||24.9 ft|
|40 ft||51 ft||51 ft||33.4 ft|
|12.2 in||13.3 in||13.3 in||11 in|
|0.42 gal||0.55 gal||0.55 gal||0.21 gal|
|Instant Release||Instant Release||Instant Release||Instant Release|
|200 a/w||235 a/w||235 a/w||128 a/w|
|Combination tool, Stair tool||Tangle-free Turbine tool, Combination tool, Stair tool||Tangle-free Turbine tool, Combination tool, Stair tool, Soft Dusting Brush, Stuff Bristle, Brush, Multi-Angle Brush, Zorb Carpet Powder||Tangle-free Turbine tool, Combination tool, Stair tool|
|5 years||5 years||5 years||5 years|
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|Color||Iron/Yellow||Iron/Yellow||White and Silver||Black||Silv/Yellow||Iron/yellow|
|Item Dimensions||10.8 x 8.8 x 36.2 in||13.39 x 15.59 x 41.93 in||11.4 x 14.96 x 45.5 in||13.5 x 12.5 x 44 in||14.3 x 12.2 x 41.9 in||14 x 13.38 x 44.88 in|
|Item Weight||14.6 lbs||15.6 lbs||13.7 lbs||15 lbs||—||23.2 lbs|
|Additional Features||corded, bagless, cyclonic||corded||30 feet power cord||OnePass Technology||corded, bagless, Washable filter||Root Cyclone technology|
Top Customer Reviews
ORIGINAL REVIEW (05/05/2012):
So I took the plunge and bought my first Dyson. I went with the Dyson DC40 and ordered it from Amazon a couple of days after it came out for $400 (20% off Mother's Day special). I don't have any pets, so I didn't think I needed to pay the extra for the Animal version. It was only $50 dollars more than the previous model DC25 and had the new Dyson Radial Root Cyclone technology and a couple of other new features. I figured, for $50, I might as well have the latest technology and it has been around for a few months in the DC41 Animal, so it isn't their first try at it.
Just for some background, I'm upgrading from an old Hoover Windtunnel bagless upright vacuum. I have never really been that happy with it. It probably cost $300 when I bought it and it does an ok job, but loses suction after only a few minutes of vacuuming unless you keep emptying the bin and buying new filters. After the original cost of the old vacuum plus a few filters, all of the sudden a Dyson doesn't seem that expensive anymore.
First Impression - Right out of the box, the thing looks impressive. It is small and sleek and it was quick and easy to put together.
The Ball - I was a little concerned from reading other reviews of the Ball that it would be hard to get used to, but I disagree with that completely. I immediately felt comfortable with it and took to it very quickly. I was amazed how well it moved around and how much control you had going around things with the ball with just a flick of the wrist. The Ball is my favorite feature by far.
Vacuum Performance - The vacuum performance didn't blow me away immediately because it doesn't seem to grab onto the carpet like my old vacuum or leave heavy track marks, but it picked up everything on the carpet. We have a pretty low pile carpet, so that may be the reason. But when it came to emptying the bin, I was a little surprised at how much very fine dirt and dust was in there, so that was impressive. I was also impressed with how well it picked up stuff from the edges. It grabbed little bits of whatever from the very edge of the carpet. I used it in the kitchen on the ceramic tile next. I seemed to do a really good job on the kitchen too. It again was able to grab stuff from the edges of the baseboards and cabinets. This is when I really started to appreciate the Ball. I was able to run the head along the base of the cabinets while tilting the vacuum on the Ball sideways away from the cabinets and just zoom down the entire length picking everything up. I didn't even need to use the wand to get under the cabinets. This control on the ball was really cool. Overall, the vacuum never lost suction, the bin was easy to empty and it picked up a lot of stuff.
Wand, Tools and Stair Work - The wand is built really cool. I like how it slides into the hose when stowed to keep the hose from flopping around. It basically makes the hose rigid when stowed. The wand is awkward to work with at first because it is so long, so it is mainly for reaching up high and vacuuming floors when standing. You can remove the wand and use the tools on the hose, but the hose is really rigid out of the box. It does stretch a long way, but it is really tight at the moment. I'm assuming it will loosen up with some use, so I'm not that concerned. For the stairs, I used the included basic stair tool with the wand. Even though it was tight, the hose stretched pretty far and the vacuum did a really good job on the stairs. The suction on the hose is really amazing, so even with the basic stair tool, it made the carpet stand up pretty well. Much easier than lugging the old hoover onto each stair and trying to push it back and forth on each stair (it's wand was terrible). The combined crevice/dusting tool is cool too. You just use the crevice tool when you need it and quickly slide the dusting part over the crevice tool when you need that one. Great design on that part.
I've only been using this vacuum for one day, but this is what I think so far for a pro/con list.
1) The Ball is awesome. I love it. It is amazing technology. It makes moving this thing so easy. Its like zooming around in a race car. I'd buy a Dyson again just for the Ball.
2) Edge cleaning seems really good.
3) No loss of suction problems so far.
4) I like how you empty the bin.
5) The wand tool is a little awkward, but I'm getting used to it and it made vacuuming the stairs pretty quick and easy.
6) The vacuum is really light, especially compared to my old behemoth hoover.
7) Seems to pick up a lot of really fine dirt and dust out of the carpet.
8) Everything is designed really well from how cool the wand slides into the hose to keep it from flopping around when stowed, to the way the tools store on the side and snap into the wand to the combined bin/carrying handle that makes it easy to carry.
1) The cord is pretty short, at least compared to what I'm used to with the old Hoover. This is a little annoying, but not a deal breaker.
2) It doesn't leave as heavy of vacuum marks in the carpet as my old vacuum, which gives you that "just vacuumed" look to a room, but the carpet looks clean which is the most important thing.
3) The hose is really tight right out of the box, but I'm guessing it will loosen with some use.
In conclusion, I've only had this thing for one day, but I really like it so far.
ONE WEEK UPDATE:
Still love this vacuum. The ball drives great and it continues to pick up a surprising amount stuff out of the carpet each time I use it. I actually look forward to using the vacuum just to see how much more stuff it will find. I also cleaned all the AC intakes and bathroom vents on the ceiling very easily. All you have to do is pull out the wand, quickly attach the dusting tool and reach way up there without having to do a bunch of hose assembly. The old hoover would have taken a lot more time attaching a bunch of extensions which always fall apart. The hose suction is very strong. Great design and great performance.
THREE MONTH UPDATE:
It is really a pleasure to use this vacuum. It doesn't feel like a chore at all like it did with my old vacuum. The ball almost makes it fun and it is so much lighter than the old Hoover. I'm still amazed that it keeps finding so much stuff (I blame the kids for tracking it all in the house). Seems to be holding up just fine vacuuming 2-3 times a week with no problems at all so far. Love the ball. Love the edge cleaning. I would still recommend this vacuum to anyone.
SIX MONTH UPDATE (11/01/2012):
Everything is still going great with this vacuum. I did a filter cleaning not too long ago. Probably should do it more often, but I hadn't seen any degradation in performance and I'm not so good about cleaning things on their perfect schedule. The filter cleaning was really easy. There are two washable filters. One on top in the middle of the dirt/dust bin. It came out easily and I just washed it out under some running water and let it sit out for a day to dry. I also took off the clear part of the bin with attached bottom and washed it with water with no problems. I haven't been brave enough to wash the orange cyclone part, but it isn't that bad, and I'm not taking any chances. The second filter is in one side of the ball. All you do is twist off the side of the ball and pull off the filter. Same rinse with water and dry for a day. Pretty easy.
I also did a real deep cleaning of the couch under the cushions, and with two small kids, you can probably imagine how big of a job that was. Hose suction was great and took care of that job with ease. The hose is still pretty stiff and it was awkward to use the long wand, but I just took off the wand and attached the crevice tool directly to the hose, and it was good to go. Everything felt really clean when I was done.
As for normal performance, it is still working great. Almost seems to be getting a little stronger with age. It may be in my head, but it almost feels like it is grabbing the carpet a little more lately. The ball seems like it is running a tiny bit rougher/louder as it rolls on the tile, but no real issue at this point. I will continue to monitor how the performance goes and how the vacuum holds up, but so far, so good. Still highly recommended, especially as the price drops to $400 on Amazon every once in a while.
ONE YEAR UPDATE (05/06/2013):
We purchased this vacuum last year at this time when they had the same 20% off Mother's Day special. After one year, this vacuum is still working great for us. We really like the steering of the ball and the suction is still great. Mechanical function is also holding up just fine. Overall, we are very happy with our purchase.
TWO AND A HALF YEAR UPDATE (10/29/2014):
Its been a while since my last update, but not much new to report. The vacuum is still working great. No complaints.
So, to the details. Some said it was packaged well. It was. The same engineers that designed it must have designed the box and packing. It was in there tight. Maneuverability is very easy. Some said it took some getting used to, but we picked it up quick. You can turn the head on a dime to snag stuff in corners. The only drawback to the maneuverability is the ball keeps you from laying the unit flat and rolling under your bed or coffee table shelf like you may have been used to.
Some folks said it was loud. We had a Kenmore canister vac before and this unit is quieter. We don't think it is loud at all.
The cord length is the same as our other vac (25 ft). I suppose the bigger your house the larger your rooms and the longer you would want to the cord to be. We think the cord is fine.
Some said the plastic it was made of seems cheap. It is a very lightweight unit, which makes vacuuming and carrying up/down stairs very easy. We don't find the plastic to be cheap or easily breakable. There's no reason to be rough with the unit. Handling it with normal care seems adequate to prevent breakage. It has fallen over a couple times and nothing has broken.
Some said that the cannister fills up quickly. It is amazing how much it picks up (suction is incredible), but emptying it is so simple it is really not a problem.
The hose is indeed stiff and a little difficult to work with. You do have to be careful not to pull the unit over. Perhaps over time it will loosen up, but I don't see it operating like they show it in the picture with the woman across the room using an attachment.
Speaking of attachments, they are so easy to use and conveniently located. The instructions really don't tell you where to put the attachments and how to connect them to the vacuum for storage (had to look at picture on box and figure it out), but we love the design where the crevice tool and the brush tool are one piece where the brush slides into place when you need it. That's just one less piece to have to keep up with.
There are two wheels on the back of the ball that click up and out of the way when you lower the handle to vacuum and then click into place when you move the handle back to the upright position. I am a little concerned about them continuing to snap back and forth for the long-term because the unit won't stand upright without them.
Several folks rated Dyson very low because they got one that failed very soon after the got it. We bought a smart TV a couple weeks ago and 3 hours into using it a green line appeared from the top to the bottom of the screen. Yeah, we were mad and it was unrepairable, but everyone gets a defective product occasionally. I don't think that's a reason to never use a company's product again.
Didn't give it five stars because it isn't perfect. As long as Dyson has been around, I would think they would have addressed some of the issues and conerns people express. We still love it though and highly recommend it.
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